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22 min ago
A UK blogger argues that transportation infrastructure planning is informed too heavily by the kinds of trips men tend to make.
Focusing Only on Commutes Overlooks Women’s Transportation Needs
2 days ago
The Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer raises pointed questions about the purpose of public space such as Dilworth Park, which has been absent of protests since it was remodeled two years ago.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
3 days ago
A logistics park in Fenton, expected to attract $382 million in investment, will move forward with $50 million in tax increment financing.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
3 days ago
Like many cities around the country, Portland, Maine is faced with rising costs for housing as demand outpaces supply.
Island Institute
3 days ago
Names like Zipcar, Uber, and Musk can be found on the list, along with names that aren't quite household…yet.
Eno Center for Transportation
3 days ago
The New Yorker has produced a video comparing the streets of Downtown Los Angeles on either side of a 70-year span of history.
The New Yorker
3 days ago
An early approval from the Federal Railroad Administration has set the Northern New England Intercity Rail Initiative in motion.
Hartford Business Journal
3 days ago
The long awaited arrival of bikeshare has become a reality in Portland, Oregon.
Bike Portland
3 days ago
The Los Angeles Rams COO details both the stadium's sustainable design and the positive impact the privately funded complex will have on Southern California.
The Planning Report
3 days ago
Homeownership is often promoted as a way for low-income and minority families to build wealth. But it is those very families who assume the most risk in buying a house.
City Observatory
4 days ago
WBUR's Here & Now ventures outside the Quicken Loans Arena to see a distressed part of the city and region, similar to parts of Detroit and Flint. Residents want abandoned homes demolished. Take the audio driving tour of East Cleveland.
Here & Now
4 days ago
Parts of California’s rural, working-class Central Valley see virtually no transportation investment, leaving many residents stranded in the heat.
KCET Departures
4 days ago
Forty-two conservation districts in 25 state received grants totaling $2 million this week. The funding will create technical assistance opportunities for urban agriculture and conservation projects.
National Association of Conservation Districts
4 days ago
A new study from University of Michigan researchers tallies, and then compares, the greenhouse gas emissions from different sectors of the U.S. economy.
Fast Co.Exist
4 days ago
The people's choice: Pac-Man.
CityLab
4 days ago
The number of inclusionary zoning programs is growing quickly around the country. A recent study by the National Housing Conference takes stock of this prominent affordable housing tool.
American Planning Association
4 days ago
New York's Clean Energy Standard, if approved, would mark the first time a state put a price on carbon emissions.
Politico
4 days ago
A recent study by Trulia concentrates on elasticity (i.e., the rate at which housing stock grows, relative to demand), and arrives at the conclusion that bureaucracy, not regulation, is responsible for rising housing prices.
Trulia
4 days ago
A new paper studies the impacts both of specific land use regulations and land use regulations in the aggregate.
Market Urbanism
4 days ago
Barcelona wants to be the world’s best city for people. To reclaim the public space and community living that residents lost to cars over the last century, the city is transforming mobility and access to public space by introducing the superblock.
Cities of the Future
5 days ago
The Grand Old Party platform calls for an end to using gas taxes for public transit as well as other non-road purposes like "bike-sharing," opposes increases to the 23-year-old gas tax, and would eliminate the U.S. DOT Livability Initiative.
Progressive Railroading